The Royce | Pasadena


I’m quickly learning that it would not be a proper JetSet Family getaway unless our pint-sized foodie has the opportunity to experience some sort of fine-dining culinary adventure. Her rules, not ours. So while visiting The Langham Huntington, Pasadena for a JetSet Mom/Tot weekend, The Royce invited us to dine with them and made sure to do their best to impress. While I usually do a once-over of the menu online first, I simply did not have the chance this go around. She’s really expanding her taste for unique foods, so I decided to enjoy the element of surprise for this meal.

PHOTOS: The JetSet Family Visits The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

Upon entering The Royce, you cannot help not to notice the huge difference between the decor of The Langham Huntington and The Royce. It’s almost impossible to imagine how the two are related, but the sleek and modern decor with the traditional twist was something I welcomed. I just kept imaging that someone dropped a little piece of West Hollywood into a palace.

OK, so maybe I should have looked at the menu first because everything sounded so good. I couldn’t decide – remember, I like to pick, so every small plate sounded amazing. Luckily, Chef Perry Pollaci was excited to have us and celebrated our presence by sending out plate after plate of flavorful goodness.

Every cut of steak is prepared on an Aztec wood-fired grill over White Oak to sear in maximum flavor. The produce comes direct from the local farmer’s market or their organic garden right on the property of The Langham Huntington, Pasadena.

:: Steak Tartare with Tabasco Vinaigrette ::

:: Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with Spicy Radishes ::

:: Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Aged Soy and Cucumber ::

:: Oysters On The Half Shell :: 


:: Sauteed Mushrooms ::

:: Grilled Asparagus :: 

:: Mac & Cheese with Tasso Ham :: 

:: Potatoes Au Gratin :: 

:: Surf and Turf ::


We really had a wonderful evening dining at The Royce and cannot wait to go back. I am definitely going to order up the Grilled Hawaiian Swordfish with black olives, citrus and grilled orange vinaigrette. I mean c’mon, how super fantastic does that sound?

Have you been to The Royce?

Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Photo credits: Nicole Standley


Promotional consideration has been furnished by The Royce and The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. On occasion, contributors of The JetSet Family receive products, compensation and/or services gratis or at discounted rates. This practice does not hinder the influencer’s point of view. All descriptions are factual and accurately reflect the overall experience.

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  • Su October 22, 2013

    I’ve heard great things about The Royce and after seeing your pics I’m definitely going to have to schedule a meal there w/ some girlfriends. Looks like a great place to start a fun Girls Night Out. Thanks for sharing!

  • Rachel Grills-Botelho October 23, 2013

    Love this! I haven’t come across this kind of blog article yet- You kept me interested!

  • Erinn S October 23, 2013

    I preview menus too! If I saw the grilled asparagus, I’d stop reading and head right over!

  • Paul B. Taubman, II October 23, 2013

    I am officially hungry now! This all looks fabulous! It is awesome that you brought the Tot!

    I would like to visit the Royce at sometime based on your post here!

  • Kim Nishida October 23, 2013

    Lucky Tot! The food sounds amazing and I really enjoyed your photos. (And am glad that I’m not the only one taking pictures of food before we tuck in at restaurants. LOL) I’ve never been to the Royce but it sounds like I need to add it to my list!

  • Eric October 23, 2013

    Thanks for posting about your travels! I look forward to seeing what great adventures you share with your family through your blog post!

  • Trisha October 23, 2013

    It all looks (and sounds) delicious!

  • Missy October 23, 2013

    How fancy! It looks so good, both the place and the food. How awesome you got them to take you and your Jet Set fam there.

    Nice!!! 🙂

  • Jennifer Clay October 23, 2013

    The food looks so good! I hope to be able to visit this place one day!

  • Pamela R October 23, 2013

    I think those mushrooms look delicious. Sounds like you had a great spread!

  • Rosey October 23, 2013

    What an excellent break that would be from the dinner rut we’ve gotten ourselves into!